#1
I'm writing an essay on a story we had to read for english class. I was never told ever, to write in the present or past tense... I would normally write in the present, but the character dies in the end of the story. I don't know if that means that it should be written in the present tense, or the past tense now that the character I'm discussing is dead.

Can any english pro's help me out quickly here?

Appreciated
Tryhonesty
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#3
"The character dies."
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#6
Present tense.

'When John dies it affects Susie's perception of the world.'
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"The character dies."

That`s a correct statement. He`s in a state of dieing. Now later on in the story when he is actually dead, I could say "the character is dead". Technically both are correct.
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Ibanez ART 300
Squier Strat
Godin 12 string Antique cedarburst
Ibanez RGD 320

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Peavey Vypyr Tube 60W
Peavey Solo 15 W
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Effects
Dunlop GCB - 95 Crybaby wah
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Boss MT-2 Distortion
#8
Quote by tryhonesty
That`s a correct statement. He`s in a state of dieing. Now later on in the story when he is actually dead, I could say "the character is dead". Technically both are correct.


'The character is dead' is present tense too.
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